Coworking with your kind of peoplePeople can be more productive around like-minded people, as the whiff of inspiration transpired among similarly motivated individuals catches on like fire. The special insight that each enthusiastic person brings to a common problem charges up another dreary soul, who may be momentarily down in the ruts or scarce of ideas. They understand the pain and problems of their peers in the industry and can better commiserate and share experiences.
Coworking Spaces - Hubs for the Collaborative EconomyCommunities and networks are beginning to rapidly develope as a result of something called: the collaborative economy, ultimately challenging the myth of scarcity. While a variety of components form this economy, they seem to all come to the same conclusion: coworking spaces. Welcoming communities, meetups, fablabs, markets or P2P platforms, coworking spaces have become the real "hubs" of the collaborative economy.
Will the next great novel be written in a coworking space?There has always been an aura surrounding the writer. We imagine the greatest novels, the sweetest novellas, and most heart wrenching words can only be realized in a solitary environment. One must suffer (alone) to produce the most genius work…or is that just a myth?
The evolution of coworking spacesToday over 100,000 people are working in coworking spaces, that’s more than in the offices of Apple, Google or Facebook. Yet, coworking spaces work more decentralized, align their rooms to the wishes of their members, and not vice versa. A steady increase in coworkers leads to the creation of more (and bigger) coworking spaces. But how do we see these work stations in the future? We spoke with architect Kim Wang, who focuses on coworking spaces that you should look out for.
6 Reasons to build a cooperative of coworkersCooperatives generate 100 million jobs around the world and propose a model that reflects the values of the collaborative economy. Thus, we now see coworking spaces that are managed by cooperatives of entrepreneurs, resulting in coworkers that have control over their workspace, while also having the ability to share their skills and ensure the viability of their business. Deskmag presents to you 6 good reasons to create your own coworking cooperative.
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